Published: February 26, 2020 8:16:49 pm
Pace nice Glenn McGrath believes that with the explosive duo of David Warner and Steve Smith again in the Australian crew, India are in for a tough time throughout their tour Down Under later this 12 months.
India had registered their first Test sequence triumph in 71 years in Australia when Virat Kohli and his males gained 2-1 in the four-match rubber to retain the Border-Gavaskar trophy final 12 months.
“Australia are playing good cricket. Steve Smith and David Warner — both are playing well and we saw what Warner is capable of in the Australian summer. Having a batsman like Warner back, and a quality batsman like Steve Smith, it’s a totally different game,” McGrath informed reporters in Mumbai.
The Australian crew that Kohli and Co. defeated earlier didn’t characteristic Smith and Warner, who have been serving 12-month bans for his or her respective roles in the notorious ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town in 2018.
Smith and Warner returned to the nationwide crew forward of final 12 months’s World Cup and have seemed in good type since then as they helped Australia retain the Ashes towards England. India are set to tour Australia later this 12 months for 4 Tests.
“…it’s gonna be tougher for India. That’s not to say they can’t perform well. They have got the confidence of playing in Australian conditions now and they know how to do it. They’ve done it and they’ve been successful. So, there’s still enough positives there I think it’s going to be a really good series for sure,” he mentioned.
McGrath additionally praised India all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who is ready to play in DY Patil T20 event after being laid low for 5 months as a consequence of a decrease again damage which required surgical procedure.
“I like Hardik, the way he bowls, bats, his attributes. It is handy to have a player like that,” he mentioned, drawing comparisons with England’s Andrew Flintoff.
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